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Jorge Masvidal wins BMF title; fight stopped due to Nate Diaz cuts

Jorge Masvidal defeated Nate Diaz in their highly anticipated BMF title bout Saturday night when a doctor called the bout after Round 3 due to cuts Diaz suffered above his right eye.

The fight was main event of UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden.

Masvidal cut Diaz above his right eye with a big elbow in the clinch in the opening round.

Masvidal (35-13) entered Saturday on a two-fight winning streak, including a five-second knockout of Ben Askren at UFC 239 in July that was the fastest KO in UFC history.